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Literary Event, Thu 24 Nov 2016


Teddington Library,
Waldegrave Road,
TW11 8NY

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Thu 24 Nov Alan Connor: The Joy of Quiz


British journalist and question editor of BBC2’s Only Connect, Alan Connor takes us on a jaunty journey into the world of the quiz, sometimes in the form of excellent quiz questions.

In 1938 Britain started to quiz. Since then quizzes have become ubiquitous entertainment from pubs to primetime. They have also suffered major criminal investigations; created unlikely folk heroes and been subjected to the rigours of question checkers. The Joy of Quiz tells the history of quiz and its makers; wonders how we came to make a game out of remembering scraps of information; looks at the tactics of professional quizzers and reveals the shadowy worlds of setters and checkers. Along the way, it asks questions such as What is a fact, anyway? and Whatever happened to prizes like sandwich toasters?

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Thu 24 Nov 2016 19:00


Special £5 ticket price for Richmond Card holders



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